Report: Kodak Black is in jail for checking the wrong box while buying a gun

Federal prosecutors want to keep the Florida rapper in jail while he awaits charges.

May 14, 2019
Report: Kodak Black is in jail for checking the wrong box while buying a gun Kodak Black at the 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn at Barclays Center of Brooklyn. October 23, 2018.   Mike Coppola/Getty Images for TIDAL

On May 11, Kodak Black was arrested just before his scheduled performance at Rolling Loud Miami on weapons charges. The rapper is accused by federal authorities of lying twice on forms for a recent gun purchase, according to The Miami Herald. Federal prosecutors will reportedly seek to keep Black incarcerated as he awaits trial on the charges.

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Black, who also faces sexual assault charges in South Carolina, reportedly checked "No" next to a box asking if he is currently under indictment. The form also asks if there is “information in any court” for felonies that could result in a prison sentence of over one year. Black's felony record prevents him from legally obtaining a firearm. However, the rapper's attorney Bradley Cohen claims Black misunderstood the gun purchase forms known as a Firearms Transaction Record. “In general, I think some of these legal terms are misleading,” Cohen told the Herald.

Black was arrested on April 18 on gun and drug charges as he attempted to enter the United States from Canada.

The FADER has reached out to Kodak Black's representatives for more information.


Report: Kodak Black is in jail for checking the wrong box while buying a gun